France, Normandie region
Soft cheese with a crust of white mold
220 grams / 3 kg
Halav Israel, Chief Rabbinate
About the manufacturer:
Isigny sur Mer is a cooperative of milk-producing farmers located in the Normandie region in north-western France. The area is famous for the unique quality of the milk produced there. The cows graze in open fields. The grass they eat is rich in natural minerals, attributed to the soil and air that is infused with salt vapors blown in from the Atlantic Ocean.
About the product:
This cheese is produced according to the French tradition of making Brie but it is slightly different. The manufacturing process, the quality of the milk in the region and the size of the pan create a Brie which is exceptional and unique to the Normandie area. It is important to consume this cheese when it is ripe, when its texture is soft and liquid. This can be checked by pressing on the cheese before cutting it: If it is soft and does not spring back to its original shape – it is ripe.
Brie and Camembert are considered the queens of the cheese tray. It is usually served with old, red of the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah varieties. It is excellent for creaming vegetable or potato dishes cooked in the oven. It can be used for making quiches as the only cheese in the quiche. Its flavor is strong and so it is best served without mixing with other cheeses.